Borders and Crossing Them
Sara Naim (b. 1987, London) is a Syrian artist who grew up between Dubai and London. Her practice investigates human perception, through studying sight itself. Also fundamental to her practice is the notion of boundary, which she explores through visualizing micro-formations and their surrounding sinuous lines. She often uses scientific apparatus to make her sculptural photography, video and installation works.
Naim received her MFA in Fine Art Media at The Slade School of Fine Art, London (2014), completed her Bachelors in Photography from London College of Communication (2010) and Art Foundation at Chelsea College of Art (2007).Her selected solo shows include Building Blocks, The Third Line, Dubai, (2019), Reaction, Parafin, London (2018), When Heartstings Collapse at The Third Line, Dubai (2016); Heartstrings at Concrete, Hayward Gallery, London (2016). Selected group shows include Centre Photographique Rouen, ScienceFictions, Normandie, Kaviar Factory, Creation of a Moment, Henningsvaer, Katzen Arts Center, Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World, Washington D.C. (2018), Stedelijk Museum, Artificial Impressions, Breda Photo (2018), Sans Titre, Chambre 10, Paris. Secular Icons in an Age of Moral Uncertainty, Parafin, London (2017).Her art residencies include Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2019, 2018 and 2016), and at Beirut ArtResidency (2015). She was commissioned by Alserkal Avenue for the January Artist Takeover (2020),and Hospital Rooms (2017), and Naim’s works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Oldand New Art, Tasmania, Australia. She has participated in Artissima, Not Cancelled (2020), Frieze London (2019, 2017), Frieze New York (2017), and FIAC (2015). Sara lives and works between Dubai and London. Website: www.saranaim.com